Lawsuits. If they get up and move themselves, they're taking the risk of furthering injuries in to their own hands. If we move them then treat them, it's all our fault they were even injured in the first place because they felt fine right up until we intervened.
I get it...but when I got there, the ambulances were already there. No idea how long, I was about 800 yards away from the lights, so that much traffic had been stopped. So it took them more than 40 minutes to get them out of the car, into the ambulance, and headed out. Of course, you can't tell from looking, but the cabins weren't crushed, no rollovers, and the sides we could see weren't crushed in, so it didn't "look" that bad.
But 5 minutes after the ambulances rolled, as we rolled past the place, the wreckers already had the truck up on a flat bed, the car and the trailer ready to go...and they were all 300 feet up the road from where the guard rails and sideways tracks from the ambulances turning around showed the accident to be.
So they must have been out of the truck for at least 10-15 minutes, you'd think. But then, maybe they needed that bus to wait, for passengers from the car, or vice versa...
Yeah...just frustrating. Not meaning to Monday morning QB it all. But the last few accidents I've been around have been clusters. Could be the guys running the show, could be the idiots driving by, lord knows they can be beyond stupid, so I guess I can understand not letting the idiots have a chance to hurt anyone else. Like you said, it would all be someone else's fault, and the guys in uniform would get screwed either way.